Friday, September 9, 2011

Ginger bread Cake w/ Honey Cream Cheese Icing

Gingerbread Cake

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar ( I'm sure it could also be adapted for use with honey)
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 Tbsp. cinnamon
1/2 Tbsp. nutmeg
1 Tbsp ginger
1 Tbsp baking powder
2 cups flour
2/3 cup boiling water
1 Tbsp baking soda

1) Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and beat. Add molasses. Mix all well.

2) Stir flour, baking powder and spices together in a separate bowl.

3) Dissolve baking soda in boiling water.

4) Add water mixture and dry ingredients to creamed butter mixture alternatively (a bit of water, a bit of dry, etc.).

5) Bake at 350 F for 40 minutes.

Honey Cream Cheese Icing

1 pkg cream cheese (softened)
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 Tbsp honey (more makes it sweeter )

Add to mixing bowl, including a few Tbsp of milk. Start mixing with handheld beater, and slowly add more milk until you achieve the consistency you like.

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